Mathematics and Philosophy  Course Outline
First Year
Courses
Mathematics:
Philosophy:
 Introduction to philosophy
 Elements of deductive logic
Assessment
Four threehour written papers
First University exams
Second and Third Year BA
Courses
Mathematics:
 Foundations (set theory and logic)
 Core pure mathematics
 Intermediate mathematics options
Philosophy:
 Philosophy of mathematics
 Further philosophy
 Reality and knowledge or History of philosophy from Descartes to Kant
Assessment
Final university exams, part 'A' (second year)
 Written papers on pure mathematics options and core
Final university exams, part 'B' (third year)
 Six threehour written papers, minimum two in Mathematics and three in philosophy
Fourth Year MMathPhil
Courses
Any three units from Mlevel
Mathematics (comprising a Mathematics dissertation) and Mlevel Philosophy (consisting of a Philosophy thesis)
Assessment
Final University exams
Part C
Units are mostly evaluated by a threehour written paper and one 5,000word essay for Philosophy subjects
The Course
There are two Mathematics and Philosophy degrees, a threeyear BA and the fouryear MMathPhil. Students are not asked to choose between them on their application and so long as their exam results in the second and third years. Students have an option either to complete an honours BA or continue to the fourth year for the MMathPhil.
The Mathematics units in this combined course are all from the singlesubject Mathematics course. The standard in mathematics for admission to the combined course is similar as for admission to the singlesubject Mathematics course. The compulsory core mathematics for the combined course includes the pure mathematics from the compulsory core for the single subject mathematics course.
The Philosophy course and philosophy units for the Mathematics are typically shared with the other combined courses with philosophy. It must be noted that all parts of the course in the first year are compulsory. In the second and third years, some of the units are compulsory including core philosophy and mathematics and bridge papers on philosophy of mathematics and on foundations (set theory and logic); however, students may choose options. In the fourth year, students have to choose any three Master's level units from Philosophy or Mathematics. Consequently, at that stage, students can specialize in the subject or they continue with both.
A Weekly Timetable
In the first two years, the course work is divided between lectures and tutorials in their college. In the third and fourth year, the same applies to subjects in Philosophy. Nevertheless, some of the Mathematics courses are associated to intercollegiate classes than tutorials in their college. Students have to spend third week working on their own, solving problems for Mathematics classes or tutorials and preparing essays for Philosophy tutorials.
Entrance Requirements
 Alevels: AAA
 Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
 IB: 39 points, comprising core points
 Or any other equivalent
The university expects that candidates to have Mathematics to Alevel, Higher Level or Advanced Higher in the IB or any academic equivalent. Further Mathematics is also highly recommended.
